India To Give Long-Term Visa To Over 700 Afghan Sikhs And Hindus

India will be facilitating the return of over 700 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus due to increased attacks on minorities in Afghanistan, Indian media reported on Wednesday.

India Today, a national news organisation, said that sources from the Ministry of Home Affairs had cited “several terror attacks an persecution by Pakistan-based terror groups” on minorities in Afghanistan.

The Ministry said they would also be facilitating the travel of the community members to India.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had already announced that they would be facilitating the return of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs who were facing “security threats in Afghanistan” to India.

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